2006 SAAB 9-3 2.0 T from North America
Same as of the dealer and SAAB: poor
2006 SAAB 93 2.0T - 20000miles.
"Gear box malfunction" message came on. I took the car to the dealer, paid $105 for the diagnostics. They said it just needs software updates. They did that, I took the car from there. Went with it 2 miles, the same message came on. Took the car back to the dealer. Now they say is the transmission and the estimate for replacing it is $ 3300 (even though, when I called the same dealer they told me the transmission is $1565 and labor is $1005)...weirdddd. Ohh... and when I asked the service guy from the dealer how about the warranty on the new transmission, he told me laughing: 12000 miles. at the question: " Does that mean that the new one will break at 13000 miles?", the dealer guy just answered "Maybe".
Anyways, I never thought a transmission can go down at 20000 miles.
One thing is for sure: I'll never buy another SAAB in my life. Not only the car broke, but both the dealer and the central Saab don't want to talk about the problem (they say they do not know the cause...weird...specially because I paid for a diagnostics)
So, do you still want to buy a SAAB?
Never thought can be this unreliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th August, 2007
20th Aug 2007, 06:22
Your warranty will cover that sir. I work for a Saab dealer in the UK. I am also disgusted to hear of the way you where treated at your local dealership. In the UK, we have excellent customer service, just as people deserve.
I am also very surprised to hear of the faults you car has incurred. Very rare and unusual I have to say, I hope they get rectified as swiftly and as cheaply (free) as possible.
Bell and Colvill